Little Swanley - Private, spacious, self-catered apartment on a smallholding, sleeping up to 4


Details of the Apartment

Little Swanley is a converted annexe to Swanley House offering spacious self-contained self-catering accommodation, fitted to a high standard. There is a well-equipped kitchen / dining area at one end of a large living room, the other end being comfortably furnished as a lounge. The bedroom is double aspect, overlooking the orchard & paddock, occupied from time to time by Gloucester Old Spot pigs, alpacas & chickens. Swanley itself is a small hamlet comprising a handful of houses along a quiet country lane; set back from the A38, there is quick & easy access from Swanley to the M5 at either junction 13 (north for Cheltenham / Gloucester) or 14 (south for Bristol / Bath). Little Swanley offers the best of both worlds - proximity to cities for shopping or culture plus a rural location for a getaway break in the countryside. Local attractions include the historic Berkeley Castle, the birdwatchers' paradise at Slimbridge WWT & the tree-huggers heaven at Westonbirt Arboretum.

If you crave an indulgent hour or two of relaxation combined with holistic therapy, the owner Jo Barry offers in-house Reflexology treatments as jb.therapies; she qualified as a reflexologist in October 2014 and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Complementary & Natural Health Council. So convert your stay into a "mini spa break" & enjoy a reflexology foot / hand massage in restful surroundings - ask for more details on booking.

Facilities of the Apartment

General / living area
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video game console
  • Books
  • Central heating
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
  • Alarm clock
The large living room comprises the kitchen / dining area at one end & sitting room at the other. An L-shaped sofa plus two armchairs offer ample seating. There's a 35" TV plus home cinema system, a Wii console with games, a DVD player & a library of films available to borrow. There's also an ipod dock for you to play your music & feel truly at home.
Kitchen / utility
  • 4 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Toilet paper provided
The well-equipped kitchen area has a fridge / freezer (pre-loaded with complimentary milk & fizz), an electric cooker plus ceramic hob, a microwave, kettle & toaster. Glasses, crockery, cutlery & utensils are all provided to make your stay as comfortable & convenient as possible.
Bedrooms (1)
Includes: Double beds (1), single beds (2)
The large double-aspect bedroom is big enough to accommodate 2 single beds as well if you are travelling with small children; otherwise, the 2 singles can be set up in the large living area. Bed linen (including an alpaca fleece duvet in winter) is supplied plus bath sheets & hand towels. There is also a travel cot / high chair for those travelling with a baby / toddler.
Bathrooms (1)
Includes: Bathrooms (1). Shower (1) and WC (1)
The generous sized bathroom offers a bath with shower over, sink & toilet. The window overlooks the garden & across fields which surround the property. Bathroom towels (bath sheets & hand towels) are provided.
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Parking (secure)

Little Swanley is located in Cheltenham / Gloucester, Central England / Cotswolds

Little Swanley is about 4½km from Berkeley, the Gloucestershire town home to the historic 12th century Berkeley Castle. Just 4.5km from junction 14 of the M5 motorway, there is easy access to local cities Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham & Gloucester for shopping & culture and even South Wales is only just over the Severn Bridge. Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is less than 10km away offering a fascinating day out birdwatching; Westonbirt Arboretum has more trees than you can shake a stick at and is just a half hour drive. Golf, horse riding, walking, swimming, kayaking and cycling are just some of the activities available locally. Little Swanley is well-placed to explore the Cotswolds but also has plenty to offer if you want to stay local, including the CAMRA award-winning Salutation Inn at Ham near Berkeley.

  • Bristol: 45 km
  • Birmingham: 125 km
  • Cotswold Edge: 12 km
  • Nearest Shops: 10 km
  • Nearest Restaurants: 1.5 km
  • Nearest Bars: 5 km


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Property ID: 15911
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Joanna Barry

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